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APA PsycBooks® from the American Psychological Association (APA), includes chapters in PDF from books published by the APA and other distinguished publishers, and includes digitized content of historical significance from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection. It also contains classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology dating from the 1600s, and the exclusive electronic release of authored entries from APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology.
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Scholarly but heavily illustrated and readable articles and books about ancient Israel and other lands and peoples portrayed in the books of the Bible. Studies and reports illuminate the use of archaeological methods to assess the historicity of scripture, and all biblical references are linked to the scriptural texts. Previously named: Biblical Archaeology Society: Online Archive TRIAL ENDS 3-31-2021
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The Library of Latin texts, Series A (LLT-A) contains texts from the beginning of Latin literature (Livius Andronicus, 240 BC) through to the texts of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). The texts have been taken from the Corpus Christianorum series and from many other leading editions. The Library of Latin Texts, Series B (LLT-B) offers the same research possibilities and functionalities as the LLT-A. The objective of the LLT-B is to put a large number of Latin texts into electronic form, at a rapid pace, in order to meet the needs of students and researchers. The material which makes up the LLT-B is taken directly from existing editions.
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Arab-Israeli Relations 1917-1970—offers a wide range of original source material from the British Foreign Office, Colonial Office, War Office and Cabinet Papers from the 1917 Balfour Declaration through to the Black September war of 1970-1. Here major policy statements are set out in their fullest context, the minor documents and marginalia revealing the workings of colonial administration and, following the creation of the State of Israel in 1948, British diplomacy towards Israel and the Arab states. This collection provides access to over 138,000 pages documenting the politics, administration, wars and diplomacy of the Palestine Mandate, the Independence of Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Some of the topics covered include the British capture of Jerusalem, the milestones in the Palestine-Zionist tension and their impact on British policy leading to the Partition of 1948, Jewish terror groups, the background to the establishment of the State of Israel as a Jewish national home, the Border wars of the 1950s, formation of the United Arab Republic, the Cold War in the Middle East and Black September.
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Contains 3 million literature citations from thousands of journals, monographs, dissertations, and more than 500,000 primary works – including rare and obscure texts, multiple versions, and non-traditional sources like comics, theatre performances, and author readings. Enhanced by interpretive sources such as book reviews and criticism sourced from wider, interdisciplinary publications in the fields such as humanities and history, it provides diverse, global perspectives with sources from all over the world – Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America - the majority of which are in full-text.
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Qwest TV is a video streaming service co-founded and curated by Quincy Jones containing content related to jazz, soul, funk, classical, and world music. With more than 1,000 video offerings, it features a range of music-related content including concerts by everyone from Herbie Hancock to Anderson Paak; archival recordings and rarities from pivotal artists from Louis Armstrong to Gregory Porter; and interviews and documentaries from Tony Allen to Questlove, to add vital context. Extensive notes written by scholars and journalists further enhance the experience. Music lovers and curious explorers can browse the carefully curated channels and discover more about a country, style, or artistic movement that intrigues them. The University's free access to Qwest TV ends on Sept. 30, 2021.
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Social Explorer is an intuitive and easy-to-use way for users to gain deep insights into locations of interest in the United States through comprehensive data and informative visualizations. It offers reliable data and mapping technology and a rich depository of datasets, class lecture modules, data stories, as well as an intuitive and easy to use interface. Useful for Sociology, Geography, Political Science, Business & Economics, Urban Studies & Planning, and more. Trial ends January 16. NOTE: you must choose University of the South as your institution for access.
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From its inception in 1942, the “Sources Chrétiennes” series (based in Lyon and published by Éditions du Cerf in Paris) has provided critical editions of texts from the first 1400 years of the Church, accompanied by a French translation as well as an introduction and notes. More precisely, the series consists of editions-with-translations of Christian texts in Greek and Latin, but also in oriental languages, such as Syriac, Aramaic and Georgian. The online database makes it possible to select texts along various criteria and to perform targeted searches both on the source texts and on the French translations that over the years have been published in the series. Allows 2 users at a time.
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The T&T Clark Jesus Library offers students and scholars of religion and biblical studies core resources for studying the life of Jesus and his impact in history and culture. The database contains over 60 individual ebooks, a brand new reference work on the Reception of Jesus in the First Three Centuries, and topical articles commissioned exclusively for the collection, written by leading academics.
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